Charlie Rice (born March 1, 1920 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a jazz drummer.
Having played with Jimmy Oliver, Rice led the first house band at Philadelphia's Club 421, with a lineup including Vance Wilson, Bob Bushnell, Red Garland and Johnny Hughes.
After playing with Eddie Vinson's and Jimmy Heath's big bands (with John Coltrane in both lineups) in 1951 he went with Oscar Pettiford, Rudy Williams, Clifton Best, J.J. Johnson and Howard McGhee on a USO tour to the South Pacific, as part of a unit known as the "Swingin' Jamboree". The concerts were recorded and released the following year as Howard McGhee and his Korean All Stars, Jazz At the Battlefront Volume 1.
Back in Philadelphia, he led the Charlie Rice All-Stars.
As well as playing with Sonny Stitt, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (again with John Coltrane), and Leo Parker, in 1964 and 1965 he toured and recorded with Chet Baker.
As of October 2011, Rice is still performing.